Tuesday, October 09, 2007

50 best movie robots.

I have to say it's a thorough list, although I have a couple of issues (surprised?).

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century was not a movie, and the list would be fine without Twiki.

The robot spiders from Runaway were much cooler than #43. Of course, I prefer faceless robots to stupid sycophantic Threepio.

By the way, the names of those two toasters are "Artoo" and "Threepio." Those other nomenclatures are their designations. That's geek nitpicking at its finest right there.

I still cringe at the word "droideka." It was invented between the moment we finished writing cards for Young Jedi and the premiere of the movie. We exchanged shocked and stunned looks when that word hit the screen.

Cylons at #32? They haven't seen the new series. Perhaps anthropormphic skinjobs did't make the cut, or maybe they wised up about the TV thing. If we had to dip into the TV pool, Six is better than Twiki.

I don't think they've missed any movie robots. Can you think of any?


Michael J. Hercus said...

I saw Buck Rogers in a theatre. The series came after. So, it does qualify. Whether it should be on the list or not...

Mkae said...

You beat me too it Michael. Buck Rogers started as a theatrical release. Along the same vein, there was also a theatrical release of the 70's Battlestar Galactica pilot movie. In the theater version, Baltar is executed, on screen, by the Cylons.